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About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.

Here We Go Again!

Not much of a post here today — kinda busy enjoying a fantastic weekend in Boulder, seeing old friends, Dead & Company, with a whole host of old — and new! —friends singing & dancing out in audience. Way too … Continue reading

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East Texas Farming

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, took pride in his farming efforts in East Texas as well as his horse trading and teaching. If I knew that I could make it interesting to you readers I would like to take you with … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Grief

Death is inevitable. So is grief. Yet, we avoid discussing either, rendering ourselves unable to talk about the associated feelings — we do not have the words nor have we practiced how to talk about our feelings surrounding death, loss, … Continue reading

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“Road of Roses” — Songs of Will T. Massey

A follow-up to my recent posting of Will’s song, “The Great Beyond Near,” about Glynda Cox, co-owner with partner Peg Miller of the old Chicago House: “Road of Roses” was a crowd favorite from those days, lending a lyric as … Continue reading

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Unk Returns

He’s back!

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Links about Depression

Recent celebrity suicides — Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain — shine a light on something our society generally avoids discussing: depression. In fact, we avoid talking about any sort of mental health issue as if it were the result of a … Continue reading

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Onward Through the Blog…

a doodle for my 400th post from Buller’s Back Porch…

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